Is atheism winning the culture war?

Oct 23, 2013 Full story: The Washington Post 224

Barking dogs chase passing cars that they never come close to touching, and I doubt they consider the ramifications of actually catching a vehicle.

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Amused

Lowell, MA

#106 Nov 26, 2013
LuzAranda wrote:
<quoted text>Lucky you, you don't GET IT! more the need to attend a Catholic Mass everyday for 3 whole years, the Bible IS read to you. All you do is listen and THINK.
Only selected portions of the bible are read. Only the NT, and only cherry picked bits of that. And thinking is not encouraged. Only passive acceptance of the thoughts the priest spoon feeds you.
LCNLin

United States

#107 Nov 26, 2013
-Skeptic- wrote:
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Try asking a theist for proof of god...you might wake the f up.
Born in Argentina, Pope Francis is the first Latin American - and the first Jesuit - to lead the Roman Catholic Church.

Until 13 March, he was Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio of Buenos Aires.

Analysts did not see him as a favourite for the job of succeeding Benedict XVI, and his advanced age - at 76, he is just two years younger than Benedict at the time of his election in 2005 - may have surprised those expecting a younger man as the 266th Pope.

As Cardinal Bergoglio, his sermons always had an impact in Argentina and he often stressed social inclusion, indirectly criticising governments that did not pay attention to those on the margins of society, our correspondent says.
Thinking

Windsor, UK

#108 Nov 26, 2013
Still lots of child sex abuse in the catholic church...

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-latin-america...
Amused wrote:
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Only selected portions of the bible are read. Only the NT, and only cherry picked bits of that. And thinking is not encouraged. Only passive acceptance of the thoughts the priest spoon feeds you.
susanblange

Norfolk, VA

#109 Nov 26, 2013
LuzAranda wrote:
<quoted text>ridiculous-GO HOME.
Home is Jerusalem or ultimately heaven. Or are you talking about the song by Stevie Wonder? I cannot go to Jerusalem until the Temple is rebuilt. That will take a season and time.
Siro

Sydney, Australia

#110 Nov 26, 2013
Thinking wrote:
I'm sorry you struggle with plain English.
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What about plain Engliah?
Thinking

Windsor, UK

#111 Nov 28, 2013
siro AKA leon_the_14 will get you and Dawkins with ... magic.

http://www.topix.com/forum/who/occult/TNFCUVO...
LCNLin

United States

#112 Nov 28, 2013
Siro wrote:
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What about plain Engliah?
Sorry
You seem to have been banned by a few atheists?

“Not everything that shines...”

Since: Aug 13

Hatch, NM

#117 Nov 28, 2013
OK, granted there IS no god, then what? It is very cold all over, cold as hell? Is there a hell?
thursday

Clarksburg, WV

#118 Nov 28, 2013
-Skeptic- wrote:
<quoted text>You prove creationism is a mental illness. You cannot face facts that you have no evidence of god.

Shame on your religious dishonesty and rejection of basic morals.
Yeah damn all those good Christians. With their morals and values. Who really wants peace on earth anyways! Who really wants mankind to prosper? It makes you humble to know you must pay for you sins. For your proof it's called Faith! Jesus was human flesh. Who led a life of examples of how we should conduct ourselves. It's not magical. It's mystical. Magic is a trick that can be explained. Mystery is something that leads us wanting more and wondering how. Go to a Catholic Church and you will better understand the mystery of faith. Remember 2000 plus years of history vs. what some guy couldn't explain accurately. I don't think it's proof you seek. Maybe acceptance or something deeper within. How can you prove this god didn't exist? Was he tangible? No. Maybe you should start with, what's the holy trinity? Then exactly what is the Holy Spirit? It's not just an idea. It's a way of life.

“Not everything that shines...”

Since: Aug 13

Hatch, NM

#119 Nov 28, 2013
'religious dishonesty?'EXPLAIN. A pregnancy with no human male sperm? Explain.
susanblange

Norfolk, VA

#120 Nov 28, 2013
LuzAranda wrote:
OK, granted there IS no god, then what? It is very cold all over, cold as hell? Is there a hell?
There is a hell, and you're right, it's freezing cold. It's the absence of Energy including light. It's a black hole and you're sucked into it, it flows in a straight line thru time and space forever and is a bottomless pit. There are three entrances on earth, the Bermuda triangle, the Devils triangle, and the third is in the north atlantic off the coast of Norway. Each serves two continents. Hell is not physical torture, but it is mental terror. It's also not forever, eventually your spirit will be snuffed out (drowned) and you will cease to exist.
John In the Wilderness

San Jose, CA

#121 Nov 28, 2013
I suspect most atheists are sitting on the sidelines watching the Abrahamic religions duke it out over who's culture god loves best just like they have been doing for centuries as both sides eagerly pitch in and help god to destroy the enemy.
LCNLin

United States

#122 Nov 28, 2013
John In the Wilderness wrote:
I suspect most atheists are sitting on the sidelines watching the Abrahamic religions duke it out over who's culture god loves best just like they have been doing for centuries as both sides eagerly pitch in and help god to destroy the enemy.
there seems no substitute for thought, moderation and looking for the best in others
thursday

Clarksburg, WV

#126 Nov 29, 2013
-Skeptic- wrote:
<quoted text>Nothing good about idiots who dismiss atheists as fools, because they're too stupid to think or study for themselves.
its difficult to excuse your cult of liars with no proof of god. Why not take some repsonsibility for the society you lie to? Ignorant people.
There is nothing negative you can say about what I posted. For all you know it's true I gave you facts and your "proof". If your not willing to read something I can't force you. Also yes i feel that you have a mental illness. You act like a 16 year old know it all. Dude grow up an get real! Your like a broken record "proof". I explained to you. That means your wrong and tuck your tail and walk away.
thursday

Clarksburg, WV

#132 Nov 29, 2013
-Skeptic- wrote:
Creationist hide behind lies, referencing nonsense like sins, magic and holy spirit.

The main lie, god, is always followed by smaller lies, which cannot be backed up either.
Realize your the one looking a fool. It's your hand full of idiots! Against billions of other beliefs. Prove us wrong. Not just same old lines. Also if there is a god your in serious trouble!
friday

Clarksburg, WV

#133 Nov 29, 2013
-Skeptic- wrote:
Creationist hide behind lies, referencing nonsense like sins, magic and holy spirit.

The main lie, god, is always followed by smaller lies, which cannot be backed up either.
So let me guess you think you earths flat? Also that we come from monkeys?

Since: Apr 09

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#134 Nov 29, 2013
thursday wrote:
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Realize your the one looking a fool. It's your hand full of idiots! Against billions of other beliefs. Prove us wrong. Not just same old lines. Also if there is a god your in serious trouble!
There is not now, nor has there ever been, any proof that any of the thousands of gods ever worshipped actually existed…
friday

Clarksburg, WV

#135 Nov 29, 2013
Just Think wrote:
<quoted text>There is not now, nor has there ever been, any proof that any of the thousands of gods ever worshipped actually existedÂ…
Yeah I'm good with Abraham having visions strong enough to sacrifice his own son. That's faith my friend. Something you can't see or touch. It's fine by me you don't have to believe. God gave us all free will. Ps there is only one God. I admit I dont know much about atheist beliefs. Realize since beginning of time people have question Christians beliefs. It's not easy living a honest and peaceful life. I would love to know what makes you think it's false? Without hostility and negative attitude. Let us here your facts or reasoning. I grew up poor as they get. I asked god for help and direction. I became catholic in my early 20's. Dedicating my life to Christianity has made me whole. I now own and operate one of the fastest growing construction and consulting companies in northern West Virginia. I'd like to think this was all accomplished by my strong faith in God and peers in my church.
Thinking

Windsor, UK

#136 Nov 29, 2013
An arse-whole, maybe.
friday wrote:
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Dedicating my life to Christianity has made me whole.
John In the Wilderness

San Jose, CA

#137 Nov 29, 2013
thursday wrote:
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Realize your the one looking a fool. It's your hand full of idiots! Against billions of other beliefs. Prove us wrong. Not just same old lines. Also if there is a god your in serious trouble!
The whole world at one time believed as did the Pope that the earth was the center of the universe, it was flat, and it had four corners.

Now there was a small group of idiots who disagreed with the Pope. One of these idiots, Galileo, built a telescope and saw with his own eyes that the Pope was wrong.

The Pope explained to Galileo that he would be burned alive if he did not recant what he saw with his own eyes.

Not wanting to be burned alive Galileo recanted.

Now tell me, Since the Pope proved Galileo was wrong, which corner of the earth are you coming from?

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